Portland State University and the PSU Foundation hosted the 18th Annual Simon Benson Awards on Thursday, Nov. 9. to honor philanthropy and community involvement. The evening featured keynote speaker Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger, who became internationally renowned after guiding US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in the Hudson River. 2017 honorees included Pete Nickerson, a global entrepreneur and past chair of the PSU Board of Trustees, and Dorothy Lemelson, who serves as chair of the Lemelson Foundation.
Arnerich Massena is a proud sponsor of this event which celebrates philanthropy and raises funds for PSU students, faculty, and campus programs. For more information about the Simon Benson Awards, visit http://psuf.org/simon-benson-awards-dinner